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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dieworkwear, Aug 4, 2012.

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    dieworkwear Senior member

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    If you read Christian's previous article at HuffPo, he has this golden paragraph

     


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    Okay, okay: pic...

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    yeah, defo like the brown. :)
     


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    Sounds as if he had been weighed and found wanting.
     


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    Thats a nice button
     


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    Please keep the anchor buttons NOBD !
     


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    I think being a peacoat, it would just look better with the anchor buttons.
     


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    Because it's a peacoat and it needs its large naval buttons to preserve its identity. Don't go sewing dainty brown buttons on it. It's like putting a turquoise Juicy Couture padded vest on an English Mastiff
     


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    Keep the anchor buttons, man
     


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    NOBD, hmm ... perhaps. I don't feel strongly about it either way. On yours, I think the anchor buttons would look better, but in the back of my mind, I'm reminded of this peacoat M. Alden had made. 32oz wool, in a shade just lighter than navy, and finished with non-anchor buttons. I've never been crazy about pea coats, but Alden's is the most superb one I've seen, and something I could see myself commissioning someday (maybe). The buttons on his look great.

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    Great. All of this talk and I've gone and put my Dad's old peacoat out to be cleaned and have the button holes repaired so that I can wear it now the weather's gone cold. Thanks guys. :p
     


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    What buttons, Tits?



    I was thinking about that: would you put plastic buttons with an anchor on a bespoke peacoat? I would never do that.
     


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    It's apparently a Vietnam era issue coat (unsurprising since he served), so it has black plastic anchors.
     


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